Elk: herbivore that lives in cold regions
Information and features:
- Elk is a large mammal that inhabits cold regions of the northern hemisphere. We find moose in Canada, northeastern Europe (mostly in the Nordic woods) and northern Asia (mostly in central Siberia).
- Moose live between 20 and 25 years.
- They are heavy animals. They weigh between 350 and 450 pounds.
- The height of the moose is between 1.60 and 2.10 meters.
- They usually live alone in the summer season. However, in winter, they live in groups of 5 to 10 animals.
- Moose are herbivores. Moose feeding is based on tree and shrub leaves, grasses, aquatic plants (present on the banks of rivers and lakes), stems and bark.
- Gestation lasts between 243 and 250 days. Usually, the female gives birth to only one pup. Rarely, they may be born 2 or 3.
- It is an animal with excellent body adaptations to live in cold environments. The large nostrils (with a large presence of blood) serve to warm the air before reaching the lungs.
Species: A. elk